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Old 01-21-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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You should be able to have constitutional rights and be a police officer at the same time.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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You should be able to have constitutional rights and be a police officer at the same time.
American people have rights as per those specified in the Constitution, the right to be a police officer is not one of them.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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American people have rights as per those specified in the Constitution, the right to be a police officer is not one of them.
Did I say it was? Let me say it again. It would be nice if you could be employed as a police officer and still retain your constitutional right to free speech, especially at your residence when you are off duty.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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Did I say it was? Let me say it again. It would be nice if you could be employed as a police officer and still retain your constitutional right to free speech, especially at your residence when you are off duty.
Let's wait & see what's revealed in the current case involving Ms. Cotriss, deal?
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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Let's wait & see what's revealed in the current case involving Ms. Cotriss, deal?
Yes we'll wait for the decision, just giving my opinion on the matter. Should a government employee be fired for having a 2nd amendment bumper sticker? What about a pro-choice bumper sticker? Or what about putting a Hillary sign in your front yard? Where does it end?
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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Yes we'll wait for the decision, just giving my opinion on the matter. Should a government employee be fired for having a 2nd amendment bumper sticker? What about a pro-choice bumper sticker? Or what about putting a Hillary sign in your front yard? Where does it end?
I would think it wise for anyone working in the public interface of government to keep their personal views private.

Don't think about a second amendment one. Think about "All you jews to the ovens" and such.

Where does a government entity such as the police draw the line.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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Georgia officer fired over confederate flag in her yard | FOX25

I am not a fan of this flag but I don't agree with firing her. not unless the state of GA makes it illegal to display it on private property.
The State can't make it illegal, and she is going to win a lawsuit.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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She doesn't have to. A defense attorney will claim it for her......

"Your honor, we ask for acquittal as we believe the officer making these charges is biased towards minorities based upon the fact she is willing to fly the flag of the Confederacy".

A judge is going to have to consider that. That makes her no longer a valid police witness in court which means she can no longer do the job she was hired to do.
Ha ha. Biased "toward" means biased in favor of.

But inquiries into a police officer's personal life and political views are almost always going to be prohibited. If Rule 401 doesn't, Rule 403 will keep it out.

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Old 01-22-2017, 01:02 AM
 
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Ha ha. Biased "toward" means biased in favor of.

But inquiries into a police officer's personal life and political views are almost always going to be prohibited. If Rule 401 doesn't, Rule 403 will keep it out.

If it was hanging in her living room, maybe.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:31 AM
 
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A few folks in this thread mentioned how this was a likely outcome:



Former officer fired for flying Confederate flag sues city
Good! I hope she wins.
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